To end our Under the Sea topic the Pre-schoolers visited the London Sea Life Centre. What a great day we had. We saw so many amazing kinds of fish. We touched star fish, marvelled at the amazing coloured jelly fish, were a little bit wary of the sharks and thought the sea-horses were very cute! The giant turtles were wonderful as were all the different types of rays. We learnt a lot of new names for sea creatures and were very interested to find out where in the world the species can be found.
Over the past months in our Studio Cultivate sessions we have had great success in growing our own produce. We have planted seeds to grow tomatoes, sun flowers, peas and many kinds of flowers. At the end of each session the children are able to take home seeds that they have planted and try to carry on the growing at home. Take a look at the amazing Job one of our children has done!
Tuesday 9th July 2019 was Little Wombles very first Sports Day! What a great afternoon. After weeks of practise the children took part in many events such as the sack race, egg and spoon race, an obstacle course balencing challenges, running races and much more. We were so impressed at how well the children participated, even our youngest babies took part! It was a fantastic family event, with a wonderful turn out, finishing with a picnic tea. This will definitely be a yearly event at Little Wombles going forward!
For the month of May the children were learning all about Transport. We took a trip on the bus to Battersea Heleport. We watched lots of helecopters come and go from the terrace of The Crown Plaza Hotel. From here we could also see many boats on the river and aeroplanes flying overhead. On our journey we had lots of fun spotting taxis, cars, motorbikes, vans, trains and much more!
Our Topic for February was People who help us and what a busy month it was! We had lots of discussions about all the people in our lives who help us from family members to Doctors, Teachers, Vets, Emergency services and many many more! We had exciting visits from parents telling us about their jobs and we had our annual visit to Wandsworth Fire Station. The fire fighters were fantastic, the children were able to climb in the fire engine, hear the sirens and see the flashing blue lights. They tried on the helmets and even had a go on the hoses!
To finish the topic we had a visit from the police! They brought their police van so we had great fun pretending to drive it and the children tried on different types of hats and looked at some of their equipment.
On Tuesday 29th January the Pre-schoolers visited The Natural History Museum to see the dinosaurs!
We had such fun. We saw the skull of a plant-eating Triceratops, an Iguanodon and the Baryonyx - one of the largest meat-eaters unearthed in Europe and don't forget the giant, scary, moving T-REX! ROAR!!
This concluded our project on Dinosaurs and the children loved telling the rest of the nursery all about their trip when they returned.
It was an exciting and busy lead up to Christmas at Little Wombles with a special visit from Father Christmas, Christmas Lunch, our gorgeous Christmas concert and a very special Christmas party where we all got to wear our Christmas jumpers and enjoy a magical experience with bubbles, snow, dancing and stories!
On Friday 24th August we held our graduation party for our gorgeous pre-schoolers moving on to BIG school in September. We had so much fun face painting, decorating biscuits, hooking the ducks and throwing balls in tin can alley! We were so sad to say goodbye but are excited for the adventures that lie ahead for these special children. What a privilege it has been to share these children's learning journey over the past 3 and a half years. We wish them all the very best.
On Thursday 16th August the pre-schoolers travelled by bus to the Sea Life London Aquarium to conclude our Under the Sea Project. The children saw so many incredible fish, touched starfish, watched the penguins being fed and marvelled at the sharks! The sharks were the favourite but they also loved the sea horses and jelly fish.
In May we celebrated the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We all came to Little Wombles in red, white or blue, we made our own bunting and decorated the Nursery. We learnt about the Royal Family and made flags to wave at our garden party! We loved having our tea outside in the garden!